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1long 3 short beeps on award bios

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June 7, 2013 9:12:10 AM

I have a problem on my bios.

I installed a 5770 and the bios did the 1 long 3 short beeps ehich are bad card. I then believed that the card is faulty and installed my old 8800gts. Now I got a7770 ghz and when tried to install it i have the same problem. The card fan is powering up. 2 amd cards should not be a coinsidence. I tried a third amd 4xxx series and again the same thing happened. The nvidia card is working and i keep my gpus always covered with antistatic material and treated as new. It must not be a coinsidence as all cards were working.

edit: I found out that In my mobo (p5n-e sli) there was a sli selector that when i changed to single card it worked with the 4xxx series but now I have problem with the 7770 ghz. I am using this PSU (http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/32766753/754040293/Cooler...) and I am not sure that it can support the power requirements for the card that requires at least 75watt on the 12v rail.
June 7, 2013 9:18:27 AM

I guess your PSU is the reason , Check out my PSU guide. Alternately , you might be putting it in a incorrect slot or in a slot in which the card cannot work e.g - A PCIe 2.0x4 slot. If thats not the case , Get the latest bios. Also do you have the requirements that AMD has specified for the card ?
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June 7, 2013 9:18:57 AM

1 long and 2 short would be a video problem, from the references I can find, any other beeps are a RAM issue. Have you tried reseating your RAM? or one stick at a time in different slots?
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June 7, 2013 10:43:44 AM

I should add that I use a 550watt coolermaster PSU, 4gb 4x1gb ram and windows 7 x64.

The PSU is correctly connected to everything. 1x4pin on mobo, 1x16pn on mobo, 1x6pin on GPU. I am using the latest bios 1406. The problem persists only with AMD cards so far tried: 5770, 7770 and a 4xxx series. On the other hand the 8800gts is working fine. I do not think the problem lies in the RAM as I tried the 1 module at a time solution and it did not work.

Could it be possible that the mobo does not support AMD products? I was using this mobo before with the 5770 with no problems.
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June 7, 2013 1:14:14 PM

That is an old board. It might be a candidate for the PCI-E 1.0/PCI-E 2.1 compatibility problem.
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June 7, 2013 2:22:10 PM

CommentariesAnd More said:
I guess your PSU is the reason , Check out my PSU guide. Alternately , you might be putting it in a incorrect slot or in a slot in which the card cannot work e.g - A PCIe 2.0x4 slot. If thats not the case , Get the latest bios. Also do you have the requirements that AMD has specified for the card ?


Could you please see the first edited post again that I added the PSU model and tell me if it cannot run the card. The fan is spinning when opening the pc but I hear the beeps.
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